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A propos des fontaines à boire… Un point de vue étranger intéressant

Des échanges ont lieu sur un site (en anglais) https://memorialdrinkingfountains.wordpress.com/iron-foundries/

Des informations circulent certes à vitesse réduite : mais il faut signaler le dernier commentaire signé Geoff Hume qui insiste sur l’aspect écologique, esthétique (mieux que les bouteilles en plastique) des fontaines à boire. Et qui conclut ; « j’aimerais voir un retour des fontaines à boire ». En réponse, j’ai renvoyé le lien vers notre publication (en ligne et gratuite) sur les fontaines à boire ; hors série n°7
https://www.fontesdart.org/produit/fontes-hs-n-7-fontaines-a-boire/

saturday-evening-post-boy-and-a-horse-at-a-water-fountainIron Foundries in Scotland Scotland in the 19th century had an abundance of companies within the iron industry and it was traditional to have a company name and a foundry name. Walter Macfarlane & Co. Ltd. owned the Saracen Foundry The Sun Foundry was owned by George Smith & Co Ltd. Cruikshank & Co. Ltd. … Continue reading Foundries

« I have just read an article in the UK press promoting the return of drinking fountains as a “greener” alternative to the use of plastic bottles. Common sense at last!
I work in the foundry industry (have done for the last 45 years) and often admire the work of 19th century founders in public artwork & street furniture – its a tiny part of foundies’ output but the one that the general public are most likely to see. I would love to see a resurgence of drinking fountains. »


Lisez aussi cet article : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/14/history-of-water-fountains_n_6357064.html

UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 16: Tinted lithograph by C J Culliford, showing a man and woman beside a wall-mounted fountain offering 'filtered New River' water. A butcher's boy and a shoeblack make humorous comments. The butcher?s boy says that the woman in the crinoline has been careful to wipe out the cup before drinking. The shoeblack replies that it?s because the top-hatted man?s beard has just been in the cup. The fountain's inscription reads 'The Gift of Samuel Gurney MP, 1859' made by the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain Association. Water suitable for drinking was brought from Befordshire to London via the 'New River' (completed 1613), a canal built under the direction of Sir Hugh Middleton (1560-1631). (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

UNITED KINGDOM – AUGUST 16: Tinted lithograph by C J Culliford, showing a man and woman beside a wall-mounted fountain offering ‘filtered New River’ water. A butcher’s boy and a shoeblack make humorous comments. The butcher?s boy says that the woman in the crinoline has been careful to wipe out the cup before drinking. The shoeblack replies that it?s because the top-hatted man?s beard has just been in the cup. The fountain’s inscription reads ‘The Gift of Samuel Gurney MP, 1859’ made by the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain Association. Water suitable for drinking was brought from Befordshire to London via the ‘New River’ (completed 1613), a canal built under the direction of Sir Hugh Middleton (1560-1631). (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

 

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